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Quiz -- Confusing words quiz.

Fill in the blanks by selecting the correct word from the given choices

Number Question Answer Your answer
1 The  largest  ___  in  the  world  is  the  Sahara. 1 Desert
2 Dessert
2 Fruit  makes  a  healthy  ___  after  lunch  or  dinner. 1 Desert
2 Dessert
3 Would  you  please  ___  me  a  pencil? 1 Borrow
2 Lend
4 Take  off  all  your  clothes  first.  ___  get  in  the  shower. 1 Than
2 Then
5 The  dog's  death  ___(ed)  his  owners. 1 Effect
2 Affect
6 Fifteen  minutes  were  ___(ted)  to  each  of  the  speakers  at  the  conference. 1 A  Lot
2 Allot
7 The  ___  rope  held  the  luggage  to  the  roof. 1 Taunt
2 Taut
8 Red  wine  is  a  nice  ___  to  a  steak  dinner. 1 Complement
2 Compliment
9 After  your  first  assignment  has  been  completed  and  approved,  you  may  ___  to  the  second  one. 1 Proceed
2 Precede
10 I  think  we  ___  the  store.  Let's  turn  around  and  go  back. 1 Passed
2 Past
Number Question Answer Your answer
11 After  an  hour,  the  roast  was  ___. 1 Done
2 Did
12 The  people  involved  in  the  accident  were  ___  hurt. 1 Bad
2 Badly
13 Did  you  ___  your  glasses  again? 1 Loose
2 Lose
14 After  the  long  drive,  we  were  all  ready  to  be  ___  and  asleep. 1 Home
2 Hone
15 Twins  have  ___(ies),  which  often  help  to  distinguish  one  from  the  other. 1 Idiosyncracy
2 Idiosyncrasy
16 I  rode  the  ___  bike  at  the  gym  for  an  hour. 1 Stationery
2 Stationary
17 *Note:  I  ___  the  movie  three  times  is  not  correct  though  it  is  commonly  used  in  spoken  language. 1 Saw
2 Seen
18 She  was  a  ___  for  sore  eyes. 1 Site
2 Sight
19 Let's  wait  until  we're  hungry;  we  can  decide  what  we  want  to  eat  ___. 1 Than
2 Then
20 The  election  of  a  new  president  ___(s)  his  inauguration. 1 Proceed
2 Precede
Number Question Answer Your answer
21 The  pirate  ___  that  he  knew  where  the  treasure  was  buried. 1 Imitated
2 Intimated
22 I  ___(ed)  all  my  birthday  gifts  with  gratitude. 1 Accept
2 Except
23 ___  is  going  to  the  party  with  you? 1 Whom
2 Who
24 The  dog  will  only  eat  ___  food  when  I  am  also  eating. 1 Its
2 It's
25 The  hikers  found  a  cache  with  some  ___  and  jewels. 1 Cash
2 Cache
26 The  guests  planned  to  stay  for  ___. 1 A  While
2 Awhile
27 My  grandmother  has  given  me  a  lot  of  ___  over  the  years.  I  think  she  wants  me  to  use  it  to  write  her. 1 Stationary
2 Stationery
28 ___  a  very  strange  dog. 1 Its
2 It's
29 The  two  coaches  have  each  ___  their  teams  to  numerous  championships. 1 Lead
2 Led
30 The  children  ___  not  want  to  leave  the  playground. 1 Did
2 Done
Number Question Answer Your answer
31 People  who  move  often  ___  unwanted  items  instead  of  packing  them. 1 Sell
2 Sale
32 The  student's  parents  had  to  have  a  meeting  with  the  ___. 1 Principal
2 Principle
33 The  new  speed  limit  law  had  little  ___  on  the  speed  of  the  motorists. 1 Effect
2 Affect
34 They  were  proud  of  ___  work. 1 They're
2 Their
3 There
35 ___  gone  to  the  play,  but  I  had  to  study  that  night. 1 I  Could  Have
2 I  Could  Of
36 Practicing  the  piano  daily  is  a  good  way  to  ___  your  skills. 1 Home
2 Hone
37 The  Austin  Powers  movies  often  make  ___(s)  to  the  James  Bond  films. 1 Illusion
2 Allusion
38 I  think  it  was  Mrs.  White  in  the  billiard  room  with  the  ___  pipe. 1 Lead
2 Led
39 The  state  of  North  Carolina  ___(s)  100  counties. 1 Compose
2 Comprise
40 The  cat  is,  ___,  quiet  and  timid. 1 In  Essence
2 In  a  Sense
Number Question Answer Your answer
41 ___  going  out  to  dinner  tonight. 1 There
2 Their
3 They're
42 I  ___  the  movie  yesterday. 1 Saw
2 Seen
43 The  teacher  ___(ed)  answers  from  the  students. 1 Illicit
2 Elicit
44 ___  gone  to  the  play  instead  of  study  because  I  failed  my  test  anyway. 1 I  Should  of
2 I  Should  Have
45 May  I  ___  a  pencil,  please? 1 Lend
2 Borrow
46 ATM  machines  dispense  ___. 1 Cache
2 Cash
47 ___  gone  to  the  play  except  my  car  wouldn't  start. 1 I  Would  Of
2 I  Would  Have
48 ___  of  people  came  to  the  party. 1 Allot
2 A  Lot
49 She  gave  me  a  nice  ___  when  she  said  I  looked  thin. 1 Compliment
2 Complement
50 The  teacher  ___  Christmas  presents  for  all  of  students  early  in  the  year. 1 Had  Bought
2 Had  Boughten
Number Question Answer Your answer
51 Take  a  deep  ___. 1 Breath
2 Breathe
52 I  have  ___  the  movie  three  times. 1 Seen
2 Saw
53 The  temperature  was  ___  today. 1 Fair  to  Middling
2 Fair  to  Midland
54 I've  lost  twenty  pounds,  and  now  these  jeans  are  really  ___. 1 Loose
2 Lose
55 The  teacher  discovered  ___  drugs  in  a  student's  desk. 1 Illicit
2 Elicit
56 Charlotte  plays  tennis  very  ___. 1 Bad
2 Badly
57 One  hundred  counties  ___  the  state  of  North  Carolina. 1 Comprise
2 Compose
58 Karen  is  the  ___  of  her  mother. 1 Spirit  and  Image
2 Spitting  Image
59 For  ___,  she  planned  to  buy  the  refrigerator  but  still  wanted  to  check  the  reviews. 1 All  Intents  and  Purpose
2 All  Intensive  Purpose
60 After  Christmas  ___(s)  always  bring  in  the  bargain  shoppers. 1 Sell
2 Sale
Number Question Answer Your answer
61 I  have  ___  jobs. 1 To
2 Too
3 Two
62 How  many  games  did  your  team  ___  last  season? 1 Loose
2 Lose
63 Just  calm  down  and  ___. 1 Breath
2 Breathe
64 The  corner  lot  was  a  perfect  ___  for  the  new  shopping  center. 1 Site
2 Sight
65 I'm  going  ___  Chennai,  too. 1 To
2 Two
3 Too
66 My  right  foot  is  bigger  ___  my  left  foot. 1 Than
2 Then
67 With  ___  are  you  going  to  the  party? 1 Who
2 Whom
68 ___,  computers  have  been  a  boon  to  society. 1 In  Essence
2 In  a  Sense
69 When  Sushma  travels,  she  packs  everything  ___  the  kitchen  sink. 1 Accept
2 Except
70 Emily  drove  up  to  New  York  with  her  ___  boyfriend,  Nick. 1 Then
2 Than
Number Question Answer Your answer
71 Soldiers  should  not  ___  their  posts. 1 Desert
2 Dessert
72 The  student's  parents  thought  that  they  had  instilled  stronger  moral  ___(s)  in  their  son. 1 Principal
2 Principle
73 Your  feet  smell  ___. 1 Bad
2 Badly
74 The  home  team  ___(ed)  the  visitors  with  cheers  every  time  the  visiting  team  made  an  error. 1 Taunt
2 Taut
75 The  guests  planned  to  stay  ___. 1 Awhile
2 A  While
76 I'm  too  busy.  I  can't  go  ___  Chennai. 1 Too
2 To
3 Two
77 The  ___  part  of  story  is  the  ending. 1 Most  Important
2 Most  Importantly
78 Just  put  it  over  ___. 1 Their
2 They're
3 There
79 I'm  going  ___  Chennai. 1 Two
2 Too
3 To
80 The  magician  created  the  ___  that  he  was  levitating. 1 Illusion
2 Allusion
Number Question Answer Your answer
81 ___,  the  toy  was  demolished  by  the  child. 1 In  One  Fell  Swoop
2 In  One  Foul  Swoop
82 The  toddler  ___  the  dog  by  crawling  on  hands  and  knees  and  barking. 1 Imitated
2 Intimated
83 In  the  ___,  I've  gotten  lost  a  lot,  but  this  time  I  know  where  we  are. 1 Passed
2 Past